Grosses

'Lucy' Surpasses the $50M Mark on TuesdayJuly 30, 2014 12:31 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Lucy grossed $5.44 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The modestly budgeted sci-fi action film starring Scarlett Johansson increased a respectable 10 percent over Monday's performance. In general, yesterday's daily percentage increases weren't as strong as usual for a Tuesday. Lucy surpassed the $50 million mark yesterday and has grossed a stronger than expected $54.31 million in five days. That places the film 22 percent ahead of the $44.51 million five-day take of 2010's Salt.

Hercules held steady in second place with $3.78 million. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D action-adventure film from Paramount and MGM was up 13 percent over Monday. Hercules continues to exceed its relatively modest pre-release expectations with a five-day start of $36.92 million. The film is currently running 5 percent behind the $38.97 million five-day take of 2012's Wrath of the Titans. With Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy arriving on Friday, it is especially important for Hercules to gross as much as it can this week.

Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $2.51 million to remain in third. The critically acclaimed 3D sci-fi action sequel was up 13 percent over Monday, but down 51 percent from last Tuesday. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has clearly taken a bit of a hit this week from the stronger than expected performances of Lucy and Hercules. With that said the film continues to exceed expectations with an impressive $177.17 million in 19 days.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy claimed fourth with $1.658 million. The low budget horror sequel increased 9 percent over Monday and fell 54 percent from last Tuesday. The Purge: Anarchy continues to perform well (especially with its price-tag in mind) and has now grossed $55.04 million in twelve days. That places the film 1 percent ahead of the $54.32 million twelve-day take of last year's The Purge.

Planes: Fire and Rescue rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.645 million. The modestly budgeted computer animated sequel from Disney was up 10 percent over Monday and down just 29 percent from last Tuesday. With a twelve-day take of $38.49 million, Planes: Fire and Rescue is currently running 20 percent behind the $48.36 million twelve-day gross of last year's Planes.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Nov. 7 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Megamind$12,938,964-37%3,944--$3,281$46,016,8331Paramount / DreamWorks
2Due Date$7,436,409-43%3,355--$2,217$32,689,4061Warner Bros.
3For Colored Girls$4,289,088-45%2,127--$2,016$19,497,3241Lionsgate
4Red (2010)$2,003,621-51%3,229-120$621$71,664,9624Summit
5Saw 3D$1,734,599-49%2,8080$618$38,331,7832Lionsgate
6Paranormal Activity 2$1,460,544-54%3,168-71$461$76,959,8643Paramount
7Jackass 3D$1,105,985-50%2,165-974$511$110,668,3574Paramount
8Secretariat$1,056,847-41%2,614-494$404$51,031,0685Disney
9Hereafter$979,245-47%2,365-59$414$28,721,0664Warner Bros.
10The Social Network$746,867-54%1,860-907$402$84,871,4926Sony / Columbia
11Life As We Know It$641,944-55%1,950-910$329$48,506,2525Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Conviction$407,342-46%672107$606$4,794,9304Fox Searchlight
2The Town$264,386-53%801-807$330$89,748,2398Warner Bros.
3Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$150,387-32%740-1270$203$54,011,5587Warner Bros.
4Waiting for 'Superman'$100,705-41%242-88$416$5,408,0807Paramount Vantage
5Easy A$97,449-58%486-776$201$57,227,6018Sony / Screen Gems
6Despicable Me$92,085-40%307-28$300$248,312,50018Universal
7Inception$75,448-47%291-110$259$291,448,10317Warner Bros.
8Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$66,919-62%353-580$190$51,887,4467Fox
9Alpha and Omega$49,014-22%288-388$170$24,452,3978Lionsgate
10Stone$46,275-41%109-16$425$1,490,3145Relativity / Overture
11Devil$45,440-60%284-351$160$33,466,5608Universal
12The Other Guys$40,980-46%235-67$174$119,021,11714Sony / Columbia
13Takers$40,123-44%21583$187$57,570,73211Sony / Screen Gems
14It's Kind of a Funny Story$39,120-51%201-276$195$6,195,2065Focus
15Nowhere Boy$38,030-43%17522$217$1,198,0035Weinstein Company
16Case 39$20,602-31%157-249$131$13,182,1746Paramount Vantage
17N-Secure$13,007-51%105-262$124$2,553,8524Freestyle

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$180,492-38%46--$3,924$651,0821Summit
2127 Hours$82,926-21%4--$20,732$264,8511Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$53,081-33%60-1$885$17,746,61134Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Under the Sea 3D$12,470-39%14-2$891$24,714,04891Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Catfish$12,375-44%55-82$225$3,151,2188Universal / Rogue
6Never Let Me Go$11,697-39%51-75$229$2,284,2808Fox Searchlight
7Let Me In$7,444-46%95-283$78$11,999,4196Relativity / Overture
8Buried$7,361-31%46-61$160$1,028,6587Lionsgate
9Avatar$6,949-42%91$772$760,462,55947Fox
10The Tillman Story$3,904-27%240$163$764,98012Weinstein Company
11Wild Target$3,712-7%51$742$44,2592Freestyle
12Jack Goes Boating$3,609-43%31-4$116$492,6948Relativity / Overture
13Piranha 3D$1,802-46%6-13$300$25,001,53212Weinstein Company
14Winter's Bone$1,297-28%10-1$130$6,218,19522Roadside Attractions
15The Concert$482-54%4-2$121$653,68016Weinstein Company
16I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$234-52%2-1$117$91,5195Anchor Bay
17The Disappearance of Alice Creed$69--1--$69$166,98014Anchor Bay